Billy Bragg


Wed 29 March 2023/Thu 30 March 2023/Fri 31 March 2023


The Tivoli

Presented By

Handsome Tours
One Step Forward. Two Steps Back Tour

Date / Time

Doors 7:00PM
Doors 7:00PM
Doors 7:00PM


From $79.90


General Admission


Billy Bragg - One Step Forward, Two Steps Back on Thursday 10 February 2022 has been rescheduled.

A message from the artist: While it was hugely disappointing to everyone in Team Bragg to have to wipe my 2022 Australian tour dates off the big board in our office, everyone here and in Australia has been working hard to lock in some new dates for March 2023 and I’m pleased to say that they’re ready to be announced. I’m grateful to everyone who has been patient enough to hold on to their tickets and I am really looking forward bringing my full three-night One Step Forward, Two Steps Back show to Australia as originally planned. 

What happens now? Your tickets will be valid for one of the below dates. You don’t need to do anything, just hold on to your tickets. If you require a refund, please follow the steps here. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm on Friday 4 March 2022.

New Dates:

  • Tue 8 Feb 2022 = Wed 29 Mar 2023
  • Wed 9 Feb 2022 = Thu 30 Mar 2023 
  • Thu 10 Feb 2022 = Fri 31 Mar 2023 

Billy Bragg will return to Australia in 2022 for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights.


  • Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set


  • Songs From First Three Albums ‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’ (1983)
  • ‘Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984)’
  • ‘Talking with the Taxman about Poetry’ (1986)


  • Songs From Second Three Albums ‘Workers Playtime’ (1988)
  • ‘Don’t Try This at Home’ (1991)
  • ‘William Bloke’ (1996)

The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).

Says Billy: “After more than three decades of travelling around the world in a van, or spending all day flying vast distances to play a gig, I’m looking forward to having some time to explore cities that I usually only get to see between the soundcheck and the show. And this three night stand format is a way of keeping things interesting, both for me and the audience. I tried it out in Auckland recently and had a lot of fun revisiting my back pages.”

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Politicised by a Tory government operating without love or justice, this previously adrift young man from Barking, whose failure at national exams had reduced his career opportunities to two, eventually bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 (‘the best £175 I ever spent’), determined to make a living out of song.

Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.